Sunday, January 31, 2016
Are you attracting the the things you want in life?
I find it odd that we accept so easily how important it is to add curb appeal to our home when we want to sell. Going out on a date? Same thing, you'll get all fixed up and put what you believe to be your best foot forward.
Somehow though, when it comes to getting what we want in other area's of our life we go at it like it is a part time job at best.
I'll clean my car next week. I'll shave tomorrow. No big deal if the rent is a day or two late. I can make it home on the gas I have in the car, I'll stop at the station tomorrow. I'm not feeling 100% today, I'll work harder tomorrow. I don't see the need to set a budget, I know where my money goes. It's a $5 coffee, no big deal.
Life responds in a very predictable way most of the time. The more time you give it, the more predictable it becomes.
I didn't say that it is all good news, bad things happen to all of us. If you know it is coming though, it's easier to accept.
The guy/gal you see that just seems to have all the luck? They are probably consciously not making the decisions in the paragraph before the last. In fact, in addition to that, they are probably also looking for ways to help other people get what they want from life.
If your not getting the results you want out of life, I'd suggest you go back and do an inventory of your time. What are you doing each minute of each day for 3 days minimum. Was your time spent making the kind of choices that the people, life, and career that you seek would be attracted to?
That's where reading comes in. Get to know what kind of daily routines these people really have, not the drummed up for TV ratings life. In the beginning, you can even simply mimic them.
As you get better you'll start applying your own personality to the kinds of task you need to perform to attract the life you want.
Chances are really good you'll notice small changes rather quickly. A higher level of confidence seems to come first for many. That itself is attractive to many. Next you'll start to see opportunities you didn't see before.
Once the mind set is fully in place, it is almost like you get to pick and choose what you want in life. That my friends is the good life.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
It is an interesting thing isn't it?
We have control over so little, yet we are in total control of our own life. If we can't answer that it was a good day what does that mean?
I suppose for every personality type it means something different. Time periods too. 100 years ago if your car made it to the next town over it was a good day. Today we're mad if the car has any mechanical issue before 100K miles.
I'm coming to terms with the fact that I've very likely got more years behind me than in front of me. Literally, time isn't on my side. Truth be told though, I've accepted it more pragmatically than emotionally. I suppose that is a fight for another day.
Alas, back to how your day went though. Mine was a good day. I slept in a touch, didn't roll out of bed until 6am or so. I've set things up so I can do a lot of business work from home, and today was no different. One thing I can't do though is clean the muck from the pits at the Carwash. That requires a shovel and somewhere to put the muck. What's cool though is that I still can.
I got lucky with a selector switch too. It was getting really hard to turn, I tried to take it apart to get some lube in it a few days ago, but the screw in the control knob was so stuck my screwdriver broke in it. When I arrived today to replace it I grabbed the knob and viola' the lube had worked its way in and the switch was operating freely!
I can think of at least a dozen ways to tell myself the day sucked. I was behind in a work project, slept in later than I planned so I started late on my business work. I'd already put in at least 60 hours this week, so working more hours doesn't seem fair. Had to dig the pits out because my kid didn't do it and we pay him to. I didn't get time to clean the inside of my truck out which was on my list and drives me nuts, but, it just didn't work out. I washed the outside of the truck, but when it dried I noticed I missed some spots.... And some new scratches!
There's more too it, but I choose to look at it as a good day. The cool part? That makes it so. It really is that easy. So again I ask, how was your day?
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Man, if there is one thing that has been tough as a business owner it is coming out of my introvert shell to participate in opportunities like this or in local volunteer efforts. Speaking to a crowd is way low on my list of preferred things to do, but....
I'm excited about this opportunity. Along with three other business owners/ inexperienced speakers from around the nation, we're going to be discussing the unique needs and systems we use to maintain our equipment, train customers how to use equipment and answer audience questions.
Is it big? look at a couple of these statistics;
* Attendees at the 2015 Show came from all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, all Canadian provinces and from more than 40 countries including Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.
The Rental Show 2014 (the most recent year for which rankings are available) was rated as one of Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Growing Trade Shows in the U.S. and on its Gold 100 list of largest U.S. trade shows. The Show also was ranked in the top 75 on the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) list of the top 250 trade shows in the U.S.
For more information on the show check out the link below smile emoticon
Attending this annually is just one of the ways we stay up on current equipment improvements and learn better way to communicate with our customers. The value to us and our customers is huge.